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    GENERAL GRIVAS, THE FORMER EOKA COMMANDER IN CYPRUS, ARRIVED IN ATHENS TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING AN APPARENT CHANGE IN POLICY TOWARDS CYPRUS BY THE RUSSIANS.

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    GENERAL GRIVAS, THE FORMER EOKA COMMANDER IN CYPRUS, ARRIVED IN ATHENS TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT FOLLOWING AN APPARENT CHANGE IN POLICY TOWARDS CYPRUS BY THE RUSSIANS.

    AT THE SAME TIME, A DEMONSTRATION WAS BEING ORGANISED BY THE PANHELLENIC SOCIETY OF CYPRUS SELF-DETERMINATION. PRIESTS LED A PROCESSION OF PLACARD-CARRYING YOUTHS IN PROTEST MARCHES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS. STRONG POLICE GUARDS SURROUNDED WESTERN EMBASSIES AND THAT OF RUSSIA.

    THE SUDDEN FLARE-UP OVER THE CYPRUS ISSUE BEGAN LAST WEEK WITH AN INTERVIEW IN THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT NEWSPAPER "IZVESTIA" DURING WHICH THE FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. GROMYKO, EXPRESSED RUSSIAN SUPPORT FOR A FEDERAL FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE ISLAND IF THE CYPRIOTS SO DECIDED. THE ARTICLE IMMEDIATELY CAUSED UNFAVOURABLE REACTIONS IN GREECE SINCE THE NEW SOVIET LINE APPEAR TO SUPPORT TURKISH DEMANDS FOR SOME FORM OF PARTITION OR FEDERATION.

    GREECE'S AMBASSADOR IN MOSCOW WAS SUMMONED HOME AFTER PUBLICATION OF THE ARTICLE FOR TALKS WITH HIS FOREIGN MINISTER. WITH HIS RETURN HE WAS UNDERSTOOD TO BE PRESSING FOR AN EXPLANATION OF THE ARTICLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATLMT648M3QI2WE7TNL8W5D2G
    Media URN:
    VLVAATLMT648M3QI2WE7TNL8W5D2G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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